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Academy Hostel

Via Ricasoli 9, 50122 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #13 of 215 Specialty Lodging in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Cebu Island, Philippines
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotels are always my first choice, but this time someone else made the arrangements. I had doubts when I realized, upon arrival, that we were staying in a hostel. After my 3-night stay, I'd say that Academy isn't bad for a hostel. Better than expected, actually. We stayed in a 5-bed room with private, but separate, bathroom. The room has... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great hostel, really beautiful with high ceilings and lots of character. Beds are comfortable, bathrooms clean and kitchen well equipped. It is not a party place hence it's a little quiet, I found it a bit strange that people weren't socializing as much as in other hostels I stayed in At times I felt almost uncomfortable it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great stay for 4 nights here, my only regret was not booking all 4 nights first up so i had to change rooms, this place was great. Easy to get to from the station (10 minute easy walk) great location near everything, super clean, comfy beds and is safe and friendly. Loved it!

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Melbourne, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Academy for 2 nights, and it was a great stay! Found it a little difficult to find at first (you have to go through 2 electronic security gates before climbing up to the first level) but we were very glad we did! We stayed in the private double/twin room with ensuite and let me tell you...it was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a great hostel! I would recommend it to any solo travellers. I was in a 4 person mixed dorm room and it was so spacious. You are given a single bed (no bunks - yay!) with a bed side table and a partition between the beds. The bathroom is to share between the 4 and it is pretty big... More

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Tartu, Tartumaa, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best location, absolutely clean, cool and friendly staff, comfortable beds, free computer access, free aperitivo (pasta/pizza + wine) every night... Lots of books, common room, breakfast with awesome fruit salad, large well-lit mirrors and chairs to apply make-up... Flashlights for moving in your room at night when the others are asleep and you do not want to turn on the... More

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Toluca, Mexico
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hostel is awesome, the location is unbeatable only a few steps to the duomo, the front door give you the sense of night protection, the staff is kind and friendly especially Rose, the room had a locker even when we travel 4 friends, the housekeeping of the room is good. The breakfast is not helpful for a big belly... More

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Sydney, Australia
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26 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Academy delivered what it promised! Great location and clean facilities. We had a private twin share on the top floor with our own bathroom! For what we paid- it was good value for money! Reception could be a little slow- but dont let that deter you. Another thing to bear in mind is the lockout period between 11am-230pm (or... More

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Sandringham, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My friend and I stayed in a 4 bedroom (mixed). Amazing location only metres from duomo. Basic hostel - clean, professional, practical, computer access. Breakfast was substandard however the pasta/wine served during the evening was good quality and complimentary. Although we were initially confused as to why we could not return to hostel during the day it was not an... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Lovely place to stay in the centre of Florence. Spotlessly clean, great location, and not your usual hostel, no partying here which was quite refreshing! Caters to an older crowd and also families. Great breakfast. Couldn't ask for more!

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Address: Via Ricasoli 9, 50122 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
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Number of rooms: 7
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